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In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.

This week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became one of the first politicians to officially come out in support of trans people serving openly in the U.S. military.

October 21 2014 1:49 PM

Want to know how to make Brian Brown squirm? Ask him about what he's been up to in Putin's Russia.

October 16 2014 6:37 PM Updated

Senators are pressuring President Obama to step up and appoint a special envoy for LGBT rights to the U.S. Department of State to protect LGBT people internationally.

October 16 2014 2:21 PM

That weird delay to the start of the debate wasn't the only uncomfortable moment.

October 16 2014 1:47 PM

The activism of Frank Kameny is brought to vivid life by a new book of his forthright, forward-thinking letters, proving the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

October 15 2014 6:02 AM

LGBT service members were on the front lines of the battle for same-sex marriage. Let's not forget them in the fight going forward.

October 15 2014 6:00 AM

The request followed a statement by Alaska's governor, who vowed to defend the marriage ban.

October 14 2014 7:39 PM
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